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Gov. Martinez to unveil new state energy plan

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Gov. Susana Martinez is expected to unveil a new energy policy as industry experts gather in southeastern New Mexico for an annual summit.

The governor’s office says the new policy will call for an all-of-the-above approach, not unlike the prescription being pushed at the federal level.

The plan has been more than a year in the making. Several listening sessions were held around the state and more than 400 people participated.

State officials say the goals in promoting all energy sources include job creation and the diversification of a key sector of New Mexico’s economy.

Aside from the governor, speakers at Monday’s meeting in Carlsbad include T. Boone Pickens, a Texas billionaire who made much of his fortune in oil but has since become an advocate for alternative energy.

In related news, Gov. Susana Martinez says NMED will review EPA response to spill.

This article was from The Associated Press and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

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